Folks interested in easy-to-read summaries of current social science research should check out Journalist’s Resource. The site’s goal is to make life easier for journalists by pointing them toward interesting studies that can lead to engaging newspaper articles. I’ve had it in my feed reader for a while. If you follow Utah Data Points, odds are good you would like Journalist’s Resource.
An interesting example in their feed today: A new study by a sociologist finds that people who get actively involved in a church’s social activities (summer camps, youth programs, women’s organizations) end up believing more strongly in the church’s teachings. The study, written by a Baylor researcher, focuses on Protestants and Catholics.